Minutes

May 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for May 2014

 

The May 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on May 24, 2014 at Eagle field.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Too many to mention.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Nothing to report. 

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the schedule for the upcoming warbird event on June 13th,14th and 15th.  Charles reported on the donation status including 5 gift certificates from Shannon Brush.  He also reminded everyone that donations are deductable. 

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been a few renewals this past month.

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer absent.  No safety issues.  Bruce Lakatos reported that several fire extinguishers were recharged and replaced.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer absent.  A shade has been installed at the south end of the shelter.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- No training issues to report this month.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Absent.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  Please post more pics on Facebook.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs was absent but it was reported the Float Fly on 4/26/14 was a success with 10 pilots.

OLD BUSINESS-  None addressed.

NEW BUSINESS -  Don Hafer mentioned that property improvement taxes have increased and this will be addressed at next month's meeting.  Don requested help from the membership to look into this issue.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Ed Kettler showed his wing from his warbird project.  Billy Slater showed is recent Northstar mods.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Member Family Da

 

April 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for April 2014

 

The April 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on April 17, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – None.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report other than John Reed reported that Member Lou Montanero is doing fine.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Nothing to report.  A selection of AMA rules was read.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the schedule for the upcoming warbird event.  Charles also reviewed the proposed budget for the warbird event.  

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  Dave did mention the need to keep an eye on new members who are not familiar with our field procedures. 

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- No training issues to report this month.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken's website is still a hit. Ken had nothing else to report.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.      

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Indoor flying is still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, which will change to once a month for the months of June, July and August.  John Reported that the VVCC Youth Day was a success with 14 kids present with Dave Schaefer and Woody Woodson conducting ground school.  Also thanks to Bruce Lakatos for a great lunch.  John also noted that the float fly will be held 4/26/14 at Hidden Cove Park with a pilot meeting at 9 am.  Ed Kettler gave a brief review of the upcoming Warbird event and the new changes that will be in place.  Also note that the May meeting will be held at the field.  Ed Kettler also reminded us of the event at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum May 17-18.

OLD BUSINESS-  The Ford tractor has been  donated to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program.  We have completed the road gravel project with additional gravel to be added hopefully before the warbird event.  We are looking into the idea of having pilots where their AMA card clipped to their clothing.  This may require a rule change in the future.

NEW BUSINESS -  New member Scott Brkovich will look into having shirts made for the Warbird event.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Ed Kettler showed his wing from his warbird project.  Billy Slater showed is recent Northstar mods.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Large scale airplane video.

March 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for March 2014

 

The March 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on March 20, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Former member Sandy Downing and Bill Glancy, Mayor of Farmers Branch.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  From now on all events from other clubs will be posted to the website.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. Absent with no issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Dale was absent.  Charlie Pyne has graduated from training.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken's website is still getting much positive feedback from other clubs around the country.  Ken is still looking for content from other club members.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Our facebook page still needs content.  Otherwise it is going well.      

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Indoor flying is still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, which will change to once a month for the months of June, July and August.  Charles Shafer reported that the Aero-tow event on March 17th was a success with 6 pilots and 15 spectators.  Also thanks to Bruce Lakatos for a great lunch.  Ft. Worth Thunderbirds is having a lift competition on March 28th -30th.  They are in need of volunteers.  More info can be found on their website.  Ed Kettler gave a brief review of the upcoming Warbird event and the new changes that will be in place.  Also note that the May meeting will be held at the field.

OLD BUSINESS-  We are still working on donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program as soon as they are ready to take delivery.  Due to personal issues with the contractor, we still have not completed the road gravel project.  A motion passed to spend $150 for 2 ice coolers for events.  At this writing the coolers have been purchased.

NEW BUSINESS -  None.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Alan Buckner displayed his vintage Crusader Canard.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a Yak 52 ARF which was won by Ed Nogar.

PROGRAM -  Swap meet, which was a success.

February 2014 Minutes

The February 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on February 20, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Mr. Scott Brkovich and his son Nick, and former member Steve Taylor.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Reported of notice he received of the TX Wings Giant Scale Fly-in event to be held on 4/4/14 thru 4/6/14.  More info can be found on their website txwings.com.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  Bruce also reported on the increase in the membership at the first of the year over last year.  Bruce read a few AMA rules to maintain our Gold Leader status.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the dates of this year's club events which are posted on our website.  Charles reminded us that there will be only one "swap meet" this year which will be held during the March 2014 meeting.  Charles encouraged others who are non-members to attend.  Charles mentioned that due to the help of our landlord in reducing our taxes, we request the membership to approve paying a difference of $135 on our landlord's behalf.  A motion for that passed.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater.  No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Currently there are 2 or 3 currently interested in training although training has been affected by weather.  A trainer plane was found abandoned and was donated to our club.  Billy Slater volunteered to repair the plane.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken put countless hours of work into the website improvement and the results have generated much positive feedback from other clubs around the country.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  There are now 50 likes on our facebook page which shows it's popularity.        

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Charles Shafer displayed rules for the upcoming Aero-tow event on March 17th.  The field will be closed for the event.  There will also be a hot dog lunch.   Ft. Worth Thunderbirds is sponsoring a lift competition on March 28th -30th.  They are in need of volunteers.  More info can be found on their website.  Last, the Weatherford Swap Meet will be held March 14-15.

OLD BUSINESS-  We will soon be donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program as soon as they are ready to take delivery.  Due to weather we still have not completed the road gravel project.  

NEW BUSINESS -  None.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – John Grubbs displayed his semi-scratch built Ultrastick.   Bruce Lakatos demonstrated an idea to help keep a prop spinner from slipping while tightening the pro nut.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a Yak 52 ARF.

PROGRAM -  Dave Schaefer gave a very informative presentation on the principles of setting up an electric airplane.

January 2014 Minutes

The January 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on January 16, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  The club rules were reactivated by vote for the 2014 year.

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – None. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.  Member Garrett Amy's father made a generous donation to the club general fund.  Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  Bruce also read a few AMA rules to maintain our Gold Leader status.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the dates of this year's club events which are posted on our website.  A motion passed to approve field use on the selected dates.  Charles also noted the future meeting programs and that there will be only one "swap meet" this year which will be held during the March 2014 meeting.  We are always looking for more ideas for meeting programs.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.  We welcome Charlie as our new Treasurer.  Membership count is now at 156 which is up significantly from this time last year.  

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  Dave mentioned the importance of putting active membership cards in the appropriate slots during flying per our rules.  This is an ongoing problem and we are looking into other ideas which would aid in keeping membership  cards on display while operating RC aircraft.  We are open to suggestions  on this issue.  Billy Slater suggested the idea of attaching membership cards to the pilot's radio.  Josh Kleen suggested that the cards could also be attached to the pilot by a clip or lanyard, as some businesses do.

SOUND-  Billy Slater.  No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Jim Williams was absent.  Currently there are 2 or 3 currently interested in training although training has been affected by weather.   

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken has recently completed a major overhaul to our website which looks fantastic.  He went over all of the website features and the website is currently up to date.  Ken is still making minor improvements.  NDRCC thanks Ken for putting countless hours of work into the website improvement and the results certainly reflect his work.   

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Josh gave a brief status report on the Facebook page, which now has a link to it from the NDRCC website and is now easier to locate.        

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still quite successful.   

OLD BUSINESS-  Charles Shafer is still in the process of getting prices for the road improvement.  The new gate combination lock has been installed with the combination being issued upon membership renewal.  The runway extension project is on hold for now.  Also, due to the recent discovery of a major mechanical problem, we will be donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program.  They are very excited and plan to have students refurbish the tractor over the next few years.

NEW BUSINESS -  A field box was donated to the club which was auctioned off and raised $36 which will go into the club general fund.  The idea of having an AMA sanctioned Aero-towing event at our field was raised.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Alan Buckner showed his vintage Brown Model D engine.  Dale O'Daniel displayed his new P51 with new electronic engine sound technology.  Ed Nogar brought in his scratch-built float racer. 

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle and also presented the funds from last month's auction to the treasurer.  

PROGRAM -  Yoram Solomon (pictured) gave a very informative presentation about the latest technology in model aviation avionics.

Annual Events

Aerotow
Aerotow

March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Nov 11 Eagle Field